When I Can’t Find My Way

If you are expecting a trouble-free life, I have news for you: That is not going to happen. Jesus said, "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world," (John 16:33NLT). …

Remember the Message of the Cross…

Remember in your celebration and contemplation of the New Year to come to keep Christ first in all things.  The cross cannot be separated from Christ, and Christ cannot be separated from the cross.  On that cross, Christ paid the price.  He has saved us, healed us, delivered us, and has set us free.  Daily …

Being Tempted Is Not A Sin

"The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.." -Mark 1:12-13 (NLT) Temptation always comes, and while being tempted is not a sin, giving in to the temptation is a sin.  The …

Times of Desperation Are The Best

You might be thinking, "Seriously, Linda? Times of desperation are the best? Are you crazy?"  Probably, but I have had a lot of time to think about desperation since I have been through desperate situations myself as well as knowing some others who have found themselves in situations and circumstances beyond their control. I have …

Thank You For Never Letting Me Go

There is no better place that I have found than to be in the arms of the Eternal God and Savior.  He is unchanging, everlasting, the First and the Last, and He is Yahweh Shammah, The Lord Is There.   May you be filled with joy and peace in this season and beyond. Much Love To You …

The Horrible Crabapple Tree, Plastic Sandwich Bag, & Disgruntled Me

On the property of the house I grew up in, there was a Crabapple Tree, and I despised the tree.  As a kid, I blamed the tree for the miserable apples it produced, giving me the displeasure of having to pick up all the apples falling from it onto the ground. I hated picking up …

“Make Me Like Wax”

MAKE ME LIKE WAX Written By Linda A. Knowles October 2003 Make me like wax before the fire, Softened and easy to shape. Though my flesh roars out for acts and crusades of rebellion, May my spirit always yield and submit to your ways. Though purification from selfishness and pride, wrongful ways and sinful attitudes …